This is a review of Steve LeVine’s The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea. Random House. 2007.
The tide has turned against capital punishment in America.
This is a review of Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present by Michael Oren. W.W. Norton, 2007
This is a review of Dangerous Nation: America’s Foreign Policy from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Robert Kagan. Vintage Books, November 2007
Las Vegas only makes an impression if you don’t look past the illusion. Peek beyond the veil that the corporations have cast and its nothing more than a series of asphalt lanes and bus routes. For a tourist it bears the promise of endless pleasure, salivating strippers, heaving hedonism. For a resident, on the other …
Ten years after the deaths of Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed, and driver Henri Paul, a host of questions lingers. As a new inquest is set to begin, one writer refreshes our memory on just some of the oddities surrounding the incident, as well as on Diana’s amazing ability to influence the public – an ability that may have gotten her killed.
I can’t count the number of times I was asked the question, usually from locals whom I had met only moments earlier: “So, is it what you expected? Is Africa what you thought it would be like?” Despite the (ironic) expectations that also come with such a question, I almost always disappointed my questioners with …
In a Middle East region beset by trouble, our Columnist manages to stumble upon a shimmer of light in the surrounding darkness
Our columnist reacts to the execution of Saddam Hussein.
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